Marcel Breuer and the Invention of Heavy Lightness

            <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>How could an architect who had made the pursuit of lightness the essence of his design aspirations become one of the great form-givers of the aesthetics of weightiness?</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this rich examination of the work of <a href="" rel="nofollow" >Marcel Breuer</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" >Barry Bergdoll</a> explores the marked shifts between his early European and later American work, and finds a constant in the pursuit of lightness.&nbsp;In his efforts to&nbsp;reconcile vernacular traditions with modern expression and the conditions of contemporary life, Bergdoll argues, Breuer created buildings that&nbsp;"held heavy and light in remarkable equipoise."<br></p>           

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